Leanne at Chaco Canyon. Photo by Caden GigliottiMy name is Leanne Yanabu, and this is my website.

You may know me as a photographer, as a former Peace Corps volunteer, or, most likely, because I work at the University of New Mexico.

Although I am a web designer, I also have a real life that I would mostly rather be doing instead of updating my website.

Most of the content here was created prior to 1998, when there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social networking webspaces that make it easy to post notes, photos, and thoughts about your life.

I've been gradually adding essays and photos to the website, mostly based on speeches I've given as a Toastmaster

Gut Check

  • Posted on: 4 January 2018
  • By: lyanabu
Friends make your life better

Those of us on the far side of fifty know that you start having to do all kinds of extra things to keep your health, things you never realized you'd have to do.

One of those things is a colonoscopy. If you have had one, you know it's not something you look forward to.

Because both my father and my grandfather had colon cancer, I've had to develop a mental approach to colonoscopies which I wanted to share.

The secret is: Colonoscopies are your friend:

There's no stopping A.R.T.

  • Posted on: 20 December 2017
  • By: lyanabu
New A.R.T. bus, image courtesy City of Albuquerque

When I was in high school and first learned to drive, I was excited about driving. Learning to drive meant freedom. I didn't care about how much it cost, and I didn't know about the environmental impact of driving.

But as I've gotten older, cars no longer appeal as much as they used to. These days I have a car, but I prefer to walk, ride my bike, or take the bus as much as possible.